Although playing for the Memphis Tigers during the summer has been a tremendous help as far as getting his name out to college recruiters, being home-schooled would normally hurt him as far as having a team to play with during the spring. However, his dad and a few other people did something about that.
"My freshman year we started a home school team," said the southpaw. "My dad had a lot to do with that just so that I would have a place to play. It's not nearly as competitive as what I'm doing in the summer, but it was a place to play. We've developed over the last couple of years into a decent team."
Apparently, he's developed into a decent player. LHP Tyler Whitney is being recruited by both the big schools in Mississippi and has caught the eye of several others, including LSU (My money's on Ole Miss: Great school. Great town. Great team. And close to Momma.). I enjoy reading positive stories about people who make things happen.
See? We don't need no stinkin' g-school ball...